Operation Uplift Launches Project To Help Homeless Veterans, Donations Needed
Community Notebook / Notifications

Operation Uplift Launches Project To Help Homeless Veterans, Donations Needed

Wednesday, July 31, 2014 Operation Uplift Center and West Town Museum announce a new project that targets Homeless Veterans and their families. The projects starts today, August 1, 2014. They are asking the community to donate much needed toiletries to these men and woman who have sacrificed so much for us and have fallen on … Continue reading

TOWNSHIP NEWS: Broadview Celebrates 100 Years, Gov. Quinn Drops Off $1.2M ‘Birthday Gift’
Community Notebook / Events / Township News

TOWNSHIP NEWS: Broadview Celebrates 100 Years, Gov. Quinn Drops Off $1.2M ‘Birthday Gift’

(The Proviso East Marching Band march down 17th Avenue during Broadview’s centennial parade. Photos by Michael Romain for the Village Free Press).  Wednesday, July 30, 2014 || By Michael Romain  BROADVIEW — Last Saturday, residents of Broadview leaned on balconies, sat on lawn chairs in their front yards and stood along the sidewalk to see … Continue reading

The State of Illinois Owes Maywood More Than $135K, Says Illinois Municipal League Late Payment Calculator
Fiscally Speaking / Government

The State of Illinois Owes Maywood More Than $135K, Says Illinois Municipal League Late Payment Calculator

(The chart shows State income tax payments to local governments from FY2008 to FY2013 and the Governor’s recommended payments for FY2014. The amount of State income taxes shared with local governments remains below its pre-recession level of $1.208 billion in FY2008. Chart and caption by the Civic Federation.) Wednesday, July 30, 2014 || By Michael … Continue reading

TOWNSHIP NEWS: 11 Year-Old Shooting Victim Shamiya Adams Mourned In Forest Park
Crime / Township News

TOWNSHIP NEWS: 11 Year-Old Shooting Victim Shamiya Adams Mourned In Forest Park

(Mourners gather inside Living Word Christian Center in Forest Park to remember 11 year-old Shamiya Adams. Photos by Michael Romain for the Village Free Press. Cover photo by John J. Kim for the Chicago Tribune). Tuesday, July 29, 2014 || Michael Romain || Also Published in the Forest Park Review and the Austin Weekly News FOREST PARK — … Continue reading

TOWNSHIP NEWS: Capital in the 21st Century: How One Team of Investors Plans to Spread Wealth to Where It’s Needed Most–Places Like Maywood
Business / Township News

TOWNSHIP NEWS: Capital in the 21st Century: How One Team of Investors Plans to Spread Wealth to Where It’s Needed Most–Places Like Maywood

(Xcylur Stoakley, Lennel Grace, Collette Nakamyuka (also pictured below) and Barry Wilson. Photos by Michael Romain for The Village Free Press). Tuesday, July 29, 2014 || By Michael Romain  A new venture capital firm is seeking to bring a business incubator to Proviso Township, but it must first bridge a divide Ask most people in one of … Continue reading

Cook County Recorder of Deeds Karen Yarbrough To Speak About Property Fraud To Maywood Senior Club, July 31
Events / Notifications

Cook County Recorder of Deeds Karen Yarbrough To Speak About Property Fraud To Maywood Senior Club, July 31

Monday, July 28, 2014  From the office of the Cook County Recorder of Deeds: Cook County Recorder of Deeds Karen A. Yarbrough will be visiting the Maywood Senior Club at the Maywood Park District (9th and Madison) on Thursday, July 31, at 12:00 noon to talk about the dangers of property fraud and to sign … Continue reading